Florida Department of Health Officially Recommends AGAINST COVID-19 Vaccines For Healthy Children

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo announced on Monday that the Florida Department of Health will become the first state agency to officially recommend against COVID-19 vaccines for healthy children.

 

Monday morning, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Ladapo hosted a roundtable discussion in West Palm Beach to discuss the “”the Curtain Close on COVID Theater.”

“Lockdown politicians and the medical establishment have continually ignored data, instead choosing to stoke fear and push for lockdowns and mask mandates in their fruitless attempts to ‘stop the spread,’” the governor’s office stated in a news release ahead of the discussion. “Governor DeSantis will highlight the efforts his administration has taken on behalf of Floridians over the past year.”

Ladapo said the medical establishment figures behind the disastrous mask, lockdown, and mandate policies should not be given a free pass for being wrong about everything.

“One thing that’s very important at this point is to not let these people get away with it,” he said.

The governor and surgeon general were joined by numerous physicians, virologists and epidemiologists to discuss how the regime’s failed COVID policies affected Americans, particularly children.

Doctors who participated in the roundtable included Dr. Robert Malone, an American physician and biochemist; Dr. Harvey Risch, a professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine; Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a biostatistician and epidemiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Dr. Sunetra Gupta, an Indian-born British infectious disease epidemiologist and a professor of theoretical epidemiology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.

Gupta, Kulldorff, and Bhattacharya are the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, a statement published in October of 2020 that advocated an alternative approach to the COVID-19 pandemic which to avoid the societal harm of COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates. Nearly 16,000 medical and public health scientists signed the declaration, and nearly 47,000 medical practitioners signed on.

“Almost from the beginning of the pandemic, we adopted policies that seemed like they were tailor made to harm children,” Bhattacharya said. “Throughout the country, schools closed in the early days, and in many places schools stayed closed.” Bhattacharya said the effect of school closures on children has been catastrophic.

During the discussion, DeSantis asked Malone for his take on why the government was so hostile to early treatment COVID options like repurposed drugs and monoclonal antibodies.

“You never heard Fauci talking about that at all. We started using it [monoclonal antibodies] in Florida and were criticized for it,” the governor noted. “It was almost like—lockdown, mask until there’s a vaccine, and there was a hostility to even discussing the idea of early treatment.”

Malone said that without getting into Fauci and CDC director Rochelle Walensky’s heads, he could only speculate their reasons for suppressing early treatment.

The doctor explained that the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) clauses for the COVID vaccines require that there are no other alternative treatments available, which is why former FDA director Janet Woodcock and former Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) director Rick Bright went against the wishes of then-President Donald Trump and made sure physicians could have neither access nor authorization to use hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat COVID patients.

Malone noted that even the Chinese government used HCQ to treat COVID patients, and the drug has a long documented history as an antiviral—including as an effective treatment for SARS CoV-1.

“Clearly, there was an intention on the part of key decision makers within the government hierarchy within Health and Human Services (HHS) to prevent physicians from being able to administer repurposed drugs of which there are many, and which can save lives when administered early,” he said.

Malone also explained why Big Tech and corporate media have for the past year been aggressively and uncritically promoting a pro-vaccine narrative.

“This administration has invested over one billion dollars in promoting these narratives in social media, and in the legacy media,” he said. “It’s not mere circumstance that we’ve been constantly bombarded by which is actually surreptitious advertising promoting vaccines across all age cohorts.”

In an exclusive last week, the Blaze reported that HHS revealed in response to a FOIA request that it had purchased advertising from all the major news networks, including ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as cable TV news stations Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC, major newspapers, including the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, and digital media companies like BuzzFeed News and Newsmax, as well as hundreds of local newspapers and TV stations.

These outlets were collectively responsible for publishing countless articles and video segments regarding the vaccine that were nearly uniformly positive about the vaccine in terms of both its efficacy and safety.

In fiscal the year 2021, Congress appropriated $1 billion for the secretary of health to spend on efforts to “strengthen vaccine confidence in the United States.”

Federal law authorizes HHS to act through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies to award contracts to public and private entities to “carry out a national, evidence-based campaign to increase awareness and knowledge of the safety and effectiveness of vaccines for the prevention and control of diseases, combat misinformation about vaccines, and disseminate scientific and evidence-based vaccine-related information, with the goal of increasing rates of vaccination across all ages … to reduce and eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases.”

“This isn’t circumstance, this isn’t chance, and we don’t have to invoke conspiracy theories,” Malone said. “We have clear evidence that the government has invested over a billion dollars in basically marketing vaccines to your citizens and the citizens all across the United States.”

DeSantis noted that the discussion was being streamed on YouTube, but it remains to be seen how long it will be allowed to stay up.

“It’s just interesting that so many of the things they’ve censored have turned out to be now accepted wisdom,” he said.

Full video below:

Update:

Asked about Florida’s decision to not recommend the COVID vaccines for Children, White House Press Secretary slashed out at Harvard-trained physician Ladapo, accusing him of “peddling conspiracy theories.”

“Let me just point out that we know the science, we know the data and what works, and what the most effective steps are of protecting people of a range of ages from hospitalization and even death,” said Psaki, who majored in English and sociology at the College of William & Mary. “The FDA and CDC have already weighed in on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for those five and older.”

The press secretary claimed that unvaccinated teenagers are three times as likely to be hospitalized if they get COVID “so it’s deeply disturbing that there are politicians that are peddling conspiracy theories out there, and casting doubt on vaccinations.”

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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